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Pathways to conspiracy: The social and linguistic precursors of involvement in Reddit’s conspiracy theory forum

Overview of attention for article published in PLOS ONE, November 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
21 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
43 tweeters
reddit
4 Redditors

Citations

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27 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
109 Mendeley
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Title
Pathways to conspiracy: The social and linguistic precursors of involvement in Reddit’s conspiracy theory forum
Published in
PLOS ONE, November 2019
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0225098
Pubmed ID
Authors

Colin Klein, Peter Clutton, Adam G. Dunn

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 109 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 109 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 16%
Researcher 15 14%
Student > Bachelor 13 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 21 19%
Unknown 25 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 20 18%
Psychology 20 18%
Arts and Humanities 10 9%
Computer Science 9 8%
Philosophy 4 4%
Other 21 19%
Unknown 25 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 217. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 April 2022.
All research outputs
#123,190
of 20,993,108 outputs
Outputs from PLOS ONE
#2,022
of 179,793 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,637
of 432,549 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLOS ONE
#6
of 173 outputs
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